Meaning of GRATE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ greɪt ]
( grates, grating, grated)
A grate is a framework of metal bars in a fireplace, which holds the coal or wood.
A wood fire burned in the grate.
If you grate food such as cheese or carrots, you rub it over a metal tool called a grater so that the food is cut into very small pieces.
Grate the cheese into a mixing bowl.
VERB : V n , V-ed
When something grates , it rubs against something else making a harsh, unpleasant sound.
His chair grated as he got to his feet...
The gun barrel grated against the floor.
VERB : V , V against/on n
If something such as someone’s behaviour grates on you or grates , it makes you feel annoyed.
His manner always grated on me...
What truly grates is the painful banter.
VERB : V on n , V
see also grating
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006